Event 186 – 24th September Report

 Event 186 – 24th September Report

After a week of speculation, Cardiff parkrun’s family grows to over 4000 participants.

Today, we had 261 finishers (and 37 volunteers); among them we had 72 PBs, a whopping 34 first timers and representatives of 27 different athletics clubs. 
Since Cardiff parkrun started back in February 2008, we’ve had 4005 runners from 236 different clubs complete the race 25,442 times covering a distance of 127,210 km.

In the men’s race, Matthew EDWARDS (Barry & Vale Harriers) won on his first appearance in a time of 16:24. Matthew GURMIN (Swansea Harriers AC) took second by 16 seconds, recording 16:40. Michael WARD, (Cardiff AAC) placed third in a time of 16:45, reducing his previous best time by 23 seconds.

In the women’s race, Hannah MCBROWN (Outdoor Fitness Running Club) recorded her second victory in a time of 19:53, one second off a PB. Hannah beat Nicky MCWILLIAM (Les Croupiers) by 20 seconds recording 20:13, who finished with a PB in the process. Liz DAVIES, (Cardiff AAC) placed third in a time of 20:23. 

In today's Age Graded performances, Ros TABOR (Dulwich Runners AC) recorded a performance of 92.06%. Other finishers above 80% were Laurie CARTER (Chepstow Harriers), Matthew EDWARDS (Barry & Vale Harriers), Michael WARD (Cardiff AAC), Bernd KULESSA (3M Gorseinon RRC), Matthew GURMIN (Swansea Harriers AC) and Michael RIX (Farnham Runners).

Young & Old ~ our youngest competitors today were Benjamin THORNE, Peter HANNA, Ieuan JONES, Etienne LODGE, Daniel PEMBERTON, (all unattached), Alex PRICE (Aberdare Valley AAC) and Matthew Peter TURNBULL (Cardiff AAC) in the JM14 age category.
In the JW14 category were Ellie STEPHENSON WILDING, Amy Victoria THOMAS, Katie LONG (all unattached) and Megan TATNELL (Cardiff AAC).
At the other end of the spectrum we had Clare JOHNSON (Les Croupiers) and Tony DORSETT (Les Croupiers) in the VW65-69 and VM70-74 categories respectively.

In the points competition, Mark RICHMOND narrowly leads over Richard WILDER by 42 points. It looks like a two horse race, with Oliver M WILLIAMS over 500 points behind them. Sally WILDER is currently top of the women’s competition, with Patricia JONES and Dawn LAU competing hard for second place.







Richard WILDER


Patricia JONES




Dawn LAU


Not forgetting all those who gave up their time this morning to help make today’s run possible
~ Ai-Lin KEE  •  Alan BLADEN  •  Alice JOHNSTON  •  Andy GARDINER  •  Barrie EVANS  •  Christina ROSSITER  •  Dave BREEN  •  David MCDONALD  •  David PROUD  •  Desmond DAVIES  •  Diane MITCHELL  •  Gillian MCCUE  •  Gwenno THOMAS  •  Jeff ASTON  •  Jennifer HUGHES  •  John GRIFFIN  •  John T O'SHEA  •  Karen CHADWELL  •  Karen PHILLIPS  •  Libby O'DUFFY  •  Matthew HURFORD  •  Michael H DAVIES  •  Michael MURPHY  •  Mike ROSSITER  •  Nick DUKES  •  Nicky EVANS  •  Phil COOK  •  Richard WINKLER  •  Ronald MORRIS  •  Sandy JOHNSTON  •  Simon HAZEL  •  Stephen OWEN  •  Stephen PATERSON  •  Stuart CREES  •  Terry CAVENEY  •  Wendy OWEN  •  Wouter POORTINGA

A big thank you to everyone who has supported us here at Cardiff parkrun and helped us develop and grow, we look forward to seeing you again in the future. Please remember to tell your friends and family about our event.

Don’t forget – every Saturday 9.00am on the Taff Trail alongside Tesco Extra – Western Avenue. 
Why not join us for Coffee after in the Coffee Shop at Tesco. 

See you next week,